Mark Bauerlein is Senior Editor at First Things and Professor of English at Emory University, where he has taught since earning his PhD in English at UCLA in 1989. For two years (2003-05) he served as Director of the Office of Research and Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts. His books include Literary Criticism: An Autopsy (1997), The Pragmatic Mind: Explorations in the Psychology of Belief (1997), and The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (2008). His essays have appeared in PMLA, Partisan Review, Wilson Quarterly, Commentary, and New Criterion, and his commentaries and reviews in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Weekly Standard, The Guardian, Chronicle of Higher Education, and other national periodicals.
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The power of parents, as expressed in their choice of schools, confirms the value of Catholic liberal arts and sciences perhaps more effectively than any other factor when it comes to the public sphere and education debates. Continue Reading »
Chilton Williamson joins the podcast to discuss his book The End of Liberalism. Continue Reading »
Justin Shubow joins the podcast to discuss his time as Chairman of the United States Commission of Fine Arts, as well as the future of classical design in federal architecture. Continue Reading »
Vigen Guroian joins the podcast to discuss his book Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination.
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Juliana Geran Pilon joins the podcast to discuss her new book An Idea Betrayed: Jews, Liberalism, and the American Left.Continue Reading »
Matthew Smith joins the podcast to discuss the start of Hildegard College, a new site of classical Christian education in Southern California.
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Bruce Becker joins the podcast to discuss his new book True Crimes of the Bible. Continue Reading »
Bert Ghezzi joins the podcast to discuss his new book The Sign of the Cross. Continue Reading »
Cornelius Plantinga joins the podcast to discuss his new book Under the Wings of God: Twenty Biblical Reflections for a Deeper Faith. Continue Reading »